'You Should Be Outraged:' An Air Force General Gives a Lesson in Leadership After Racist Slurs

by Molly Rubin

Racial slurs were posted on message boards on the doors of five black students at the US Air Force Academy’s preparatory school in Colorado Springs, Colorado earlier this week. In response, superintendent lieutenant general Jay Silveria gathered all the Air Force cadets yesterday and did not ... Read & React

A Therapist’s Guide to Staying Productive When You’re Depressed or Heartbroken

by Megan Bruneau

“We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days when we get our hearts smashed.” I’m a therapist who helps people learn to be resilient in the face of life’s uncertainties. But even I catch myself feeling anxious about how to stay ... Read & React

The Case for Evidence in Government

by Douglas Criscitello

Although the U.S. government presides over what collectively must be one of the world’s largest data repositories, its capacity to use that data to build citizen trust and make informed, evidence-based decisions is severely constrained. As explained in an enlightening report recently issued by ... Read & React

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Advice to Women on How to Use Your Voice to Be Taken Seriously

Tuesday, the towering American news anchor Charlie Rose sat folded into an armchair across from U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. More than once the interviewer threw out questions rapid-fire, and was met with measured silence from his tiny interlocutor. The two spoke for an hour ... Read & React

Making Trump's Government Reforms Stick

by Fred Panzer and Anna Weldon

Under President Trump’s Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch, all agencies are to submit reform plans by the end of this week. The administration’s aim is to make agencies more efficient, effective and accountable. Unfortunately, many government employees ... Read & React

The Importance of Women Mentoring Other Women

Elizabeth Lund, vice president and general manager of Boeing's 777 program, tours a Boeing plant in August.
by B.R.J. O'Donnell

In April 1994, Boeing unveiled the new 777 aircraft, a twin-engine jet used for long-haul flights such as London to Chicago. It was the first airplane to be designed entirely on computers. Since then, there have been almost 5 million 777 flights, and the aircraft has become one of the most ... Read & React

Another Misleading Claim About Federal Pay

by Howard Risher Workforce Management Consultant

One of the rituals of Washington occurred last week. A new report from the libertarian Cato Institute argued that federal employees are paid above market rates: “Federal Pay Outpaces Private Pay in 2016.” Similar claims have been made annually by one or more think tanks for more than a decade. ... Read & React

Knocking the Negativity Out of Your Career and Life

“Research suggests that the human mind has a propensity to pay greater attention to and process the bad compared to the good, a phenomenon often called the negativity bias. Bad feedback has greater impact; bad impressions are quicker to form; bad information is processed more thoroughly…and ... Read & React

Meetings Create a Commodity No Organization Can Function Without

You might laugh at the notion that the UN general assembly has anything to teach the business world. The “world’s biggest meeting” can also, with its fetish for arcane procedures, interminable declarations, and impenetrable jargon, seem like the world’s most dysfunctional one. But what ... Read & React

Four Steps To Leading Like Angela Merkel, Master Of Crisis Management

Where would Europe be without Angela Merkel? The staid force in global politics, who’s headed up Germany for twelve years, has earned the nickname mutti (“mommy” in German) and won countless accoladesfor her political savvy. But her particular brand of leadership remains elusive. On the eve of ... Read & React